As I typed in the date, I realized that today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I had not heard her story until I was working as staff writer at The Denver Catholic Register, and when I did “meet” her and Juan Diego, I was enchanted. When the kids were little, I bought… Read More Do We Expect Too Much of Artists?
Today I want to deal with chapter eight of Beauty Will Save the World by Gregory Wolfe, but I make no promises. One of the links I gave you in yesterday’s post went to a piece at Dappled Things called “Purifying the Source.” It was published a few years ago, as part of a series… Read More Filtering Out the Wrong Interpretations
I’m beginning to think that if I had finished reading Gregory Wolfe’s Beauty Will Save the World when I started reading it four or five years ago, I would be further along in my struggle to understand art, truth, beauty, and goodness. On the other hand, if I had finished it then, I likely would… Read More Round and Round
As soon as I come across a passage in a book or online, I should sit right down at the computer and start writing. If I wait even ten minutes, all the brilliant connections and thoughts in my head seem to just evaporate. I shan’t panic. I’ll take a moment to gather my wits about… Read More I Was Going to Write about Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first issue in my (re)subscription to Image Journal arrived today. As promised, it has something about Flannery O’Connor’s college journal in it. I haven’t come across it. I just took the magazine out of its plastic wrapper and am paging through from back to front. Don’t ask me why. Sometimes I start at the… Read More Driven to Abstraction
Perhaps I should try to put my book down and shut my eyes before 2 a.m. It might make it easier to get out of bed before 10 a.m. Have you ever heard the phrase “redeeming the time”? I glommed onto it a few years ago, after reading Eliot and His Age by Russell Kirk.… Read More Redeeming the Time